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  • 2017 Engadin Ski Marathon

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Maloja, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    26.64mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of 2017 Engadin Ski Marathon Photo of 2017 Engadin Ski Marathon Photo of 2017 Engadin Ski Marathon

    Flawless event, even weather seems syncronised onto blue sky setting (at least for 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions). Race run with broken pole from km 13. Actual run time was 2h57 min (extra minutes are mostly time stand...

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  • Rundloipe Sedrun (n.249, XC SK)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Sedrun, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    14.29mi
    Elevation +
    823f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Rundloipe Sedrun (n.249, XC SK) Photo of Rundloipe Sedrun (n.249, XC SK) Photo of Rundloipe Sedrun (n.249, XC SK)

    A very fun track if you like lots of ups and downs, narrow tracks and some sharp turns. Views are excellent. The tracks are so sunk into the Rhein Valley (Vorderrhein, yes the little stream you see is the beginning of...

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  • XC SK Obergoms

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Oberwald, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    27.65mi
    Elevation +
    1040f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of XC SK Obergoms Photo of XC SK Obergoms Photo of XC SK Obergoms

    First ski of season, 2h47 min moving time, approx 16 km/h skating style Stop in Oberwald if you are coming from the Zürich Area via Andermatt. Done on 30 Nov 2019 Fairly flat. Good snow conditions with a couple ...

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  • Zuoz to Zernez - Classic Style

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Resgia, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    14.46mi
    Elevation +
    558f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Zuoz to Zernez - Classic Style Photo of Zuoz to Zernez - Classic Style Photo of Zuoz to Zernez - Classic Style

    Done in 2h 1 min moving time, classic style (can be done much faster if you are fresh) Really worth doing if you are in Engadin. The track is narrow and it more or less follows contour lines a couple hundred metres...

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  • Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg Cross Country Ski

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Rigi Kaltbad, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    8.76mi
    Elevation +
    1155f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg Cross Country Ski Photo of Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg Cross Country Ski Photo of Rigi Kaltbad to Rigi Scheidegg Cross Country Ski

    In terms of views it is stunning. It is worth doing at least once, though getting up is pricey. It is a good track for beginners, although if you start with views like those….The track is really uncomplicated as it fo...

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  • Engadin Ski Marathon 2016 - 03 - 13

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Maloja, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    26.43mi
    Elevation +
    2044f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Engadin Ski Marathon 2016 - 03 - 13 Photo of Engadin Ski Marathon 2016 - 03 - 13 Photo of Engadin Ski Marathon 2016 - 03 - 13

    Reasonably flat and technically straightforward cross country skating ski Marathon (it can be run also in Classic style). Very well organised. Almost always sunny spring snow weather (2016 Edition overcast for a change)...

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  • Salwideli Panorama Loipe (n.319, xc sk)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Oberflüehüttenboden, Kanton Luzern (Switzerland)
    Distance
    19.46mi
    Elevation +
    1332f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Salwideli Panorama Loipe (n.319, xc sk) Photo of Salwideli Panorama Loipe (n.319, xc sk) Photo of Salwideli Panorama Loipe (n.319, xc sk)

    This is a very scenic/pretty track. Well worth the trip, and not far from Luzern. The panorama Loipe is 12km only (I did a bit extra in loops in the plateau as I did not feel like doing down and up again). On a yea...

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  • Klosters - XC CL

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Klosters Platz, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    22.54mi
    Elevation +
    2421f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Klosters - XC CL Photo of Klosters - XC CL Photo of Klosters - XC CL

    Done in 2h42 mins moving time, lots of stopping, relaxed with classic skin skis Train stop is Davos Platz (not Dorf!!!). Very important. The tracks start about 500 metres distance from the train station. There is a...

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  • XC SK Obergoms Rottenloipe Oberwald Niederwald 2x

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Oberwald, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    43.60mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of XC SK Obergoms Rottenloipe Oberwald Niederwald 2x Photo of XC SK Obergoms Rottenloipe Oberwald Niederwald 2x Photo of XC SK Obergoms Rottenloipe Oberwald Niederwald 2x

    My first time in Obergoms and it will not be the last one. These tracks are well worth visiting, despite the 3 to 5 train connections required and 2 to 3 hour journey (each way). Tracks are fully suitable for beginner...

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  • XC CL(skins) Finnenloipe

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Rothenthurm, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    38.80mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of XC CL(skins) Finnenloipe Photo of XC CL(skins) Finnenloipe Photo of XC CL(skins) Finnenloipe

    Net time was 4hrs 11 minutes, giving average speed of 14.9 kmh. Arrived with 3 pairs of skis (intending only to use skins) and all 3 were used. First 32kms done with classic skin skis until one of the skins fell of...

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  • Melchsee Frutt XC Ski Classic (Melchsee Tannensee)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Melchsee-Frutt, Kanton Obwalden (Switzerland)
    Distance
    18.74mi
    Elevation +
    1142f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Melchsee Frutt XC Ski Classic (Melchsee Tannensee) Photo of Melchsee Frutt XC Ski Classic (Melchsee Tannensee) Photo of Melchsee Frutt XC Ski Classic (Melchsee Tannensee)

    Snow "nearly" certain groomed tracks at altitude between 1900 and 2000 metres. About 1hr20 min from Zürich to Stockalp (plus cable car time). Spectacular views. Parking in Stockalp (5 Chf) then take Seilbahn up to Mel...

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  • near Gottschalkenberg, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    18.93mi
    Elevation +
    692f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Gottschalkenberg 2km Skating Style Loipe (Raten pass) Photo of Gottschalkenberg 2km Skating Style Loipe (Raten pass) Photo of Gottschalkenberg 2km Skating Style Loipe (Raten pass)

    Tiny and compact 2km cross country ski track with a few turns and ondulations. Sometimes on slightly tilted terrain. It is an entertaining track. The variety of turns and sights compensates for the short length. There...

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  • Andermatt Hospental Zumdorf Realp - 50km Skating

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Andermatt, Kanton Uri (Switzerland)
    Distance
    31.18mi
    Elevation +
    823f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Andermatt Hospental Zumdorf Realp - 50km Skating Photo of Andermatt Hospental Zumdorf Realp - 50km Skating Photo of Andermatt Hospental Zumdorf Realp - 50km Skating

    27 km of groomed trails, easy and middle. The tracks around Realp are fairly varied and there is even biathlon area. The tracks around Andermatt are really easy as they lie mostly on the flat valley section (with a bit o...

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  • Lenzerheide (xc sk)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Lenz, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    22.37mi
    Elevation +
    1854f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Lenzerheide (xc sk) Photo of Lenzerheide (xc sk) Photo of Lenzerheide (xc sk)

    Very nice tracks. Done in 2h56 moving time skating. The tracks are very good though with quite a few ups and downs. The highlights these day were the Valbella Parpan Varbella trails (good snow, lots of turns, ups a...

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  • Scuol Martina Talloipe (classic, skins)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Martina, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.88mi
    Elevation +
    2674f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Scuol Martina Talloipe (classic, skins) Photo of Scuol Martina Talloipe (classic, skins) Photo of Scuol Martina Talloipe (classic, skins)

    Done in very relaxed 1h47 min with classic skin skis, carrying big backpack I chose today at random and it turned out to be a day in which they had a race going on, so I waited 10 mins until they were gone. Snow co...

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  • Zuoz to Maloja Skating

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Resgia, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    24.26mi
    Elevation +
    988f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Zuoz to Maloja Skating Photo of Zuoz to Maloja Skating Photo of Zuoz to Maloja Skating

    3h21 min net moving time so a little under 12km-h (so extra time for pictures, calls of nature, and a somehow long lunch required to warm up). Do no do this track from Zuoz up to Maloja. Do it from Maloja to Zuoz G...

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  • near Andermatt, Kanton Uri (Switzerland)
    Distance
    17.58mi
    Elevation +
    679f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Andermatt - Hospental - Zumdorf - Realp Classic Style Photo of Andermatt - Hospental - Zumdorf - Realp Classic Style Photo of Andermatt - Hospental - Zumdorf - Realp Classic Style

    Fairly decent tracks between 1500 to 1600 metres so reasonably snow-certain. There is a super flat 4 o 5 km lap in the plain right in front of Andermatt which should be problem free for anybody. If you move up to Z...

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  • Finnenloipe Rothenturm

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Rothenthurm, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.31mi
    Elevation +
    200f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Finnenloipe Rothenturm Photo of Finnenloipe Rothenturm Photo of Finnenloipe Rothenturm

    This is a fairly flat enjoyable track. It is at about 920 metre altitude. It is a good place to train distance. The track contains 3 full laps around the 7k and one around the 11 K (with one of the first three contain...

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  • Zernez Susch (Classic, Skins)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Zernez, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    13.24mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Zernez Susch (Classic, Skins) Photo of Zernez Susch (Classic, Skins) Photo of Zernez Susch (Classic, Skins)

    Right after doing the Scuol Martina Talloipe I tried this one in Zernez (30 min with train) This is one I recommend taking a pass on unless you are very curious, or it has snowed recently and you get confirmation that...

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  • La Diagonela 2018 65km Classic style Cross Country

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Resgia, Chantun Grischun (Switzerland)
    Distance
    39.96mi
    Elevation +
    1670f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of La Diagonela 2018 65km Classic style Cross Country Photo of La Diagonela 2018 65km Classic style Cross Country Photo of La Diagonela 2018 65km Classic style Cross Country

    This is a longish distance event in classic style, and covers a chunk of the 220km of tracks available in the Engadin valley. It has a start and a finish in Zuoz (easy to get to with train). It has a 9.30 am start and...

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  • XC SK Finnenloipe

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Rothenthurm, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    12.84mi
    Elevation +
    413f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of XC SK Finnenloipe Photo of XC SK Finnenloipe Photo of XC SK Finnenloipe

    Skating, moving time 1 h 36', Garmin 5 elevation gain 210 metres Relevant information on Finnenloipe

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  • Finnenloipe 2 (with 15km stretch)

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Rothenthurm, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)
    Distance
    20.31mi
    Elevation +
    318f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Finnenloipe 2 (with 15km stretch) Photo of Finnenloipe 2 (with 15km stretch) Photo of Finnenloipe 2 (with 15km stretch)

    Follows from the last trail uploaded 28.11 This was done 30.11.17.. in afternoon a fair bit of fresh now snow covering tracks and making it fairly slow. The 15 km Loipe is quite a decent distance for those who want v...

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  • Menzingen mini loipe

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    Cross Country Ski
    near Menzingen, Kanton Zug (Switzerland)
    Distance
    3.22mi
    Elevation +
    46f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Menzingen mini loipe Photo of Menzingen mini loipe Photo of Menzingen mini loipe

    Great track for beginners, to get good speed doing laps. Overall nice views. Wind: if the day is windy the tracks will get blown away because it's on a plain in a valley with no cover of trees. There are parkings a...

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